Help me master 2 parts dosing

BRS

haitian_reefer

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 30, 2019
Messages
364
Reaction score
322
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
I'm hoping someone can help me home-in my dosing. I currently have a waterbox 7225 peninsula with a Neptunes Trident and Dos.
How do I figure my daily alk/cal consumption? I'm currently dosing 10 ml a day via DOS and ultimately want Trident to control dosing.

My current salt is Brightwell Neomarine and would like to keep ALK parameters close to mixing parameters (7.6).



Screen Shot 2021-09-07 at 11.52.52 PM.png Screen Shot 2021-09-07 at 11.56.50 PM.png
 

Willbiker

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 3, 2020
Messages
528
Reaction score
221
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
As above, test alk and calc each day at the same time and work out consumption rate. Then use your products online calculator to work out a daily dose as a starting point based on your consumption. Then test each day for a week or so and adjust your dose so you match consumption. Then test 1 or 2 times a week to check you have stability and apply fine tune adjustments to your doser as necessary.
 

Willbiker

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 3, 2020
Messages
528
Reaction score
221
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Also, you may want to water down your 2 part solutions with RO water. I water down 4 to 1 which I find makes it easier to be more precise when dosing and also minimises disaster should your dosing pump fail and decides to dump it all in :)
 
Click to watch best scape method in 5 easy steps!

yassir999

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 18, 2021
Messages
465
Reaction score
173
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Discovery bay
I did a setting for you to copy :
Here is your auto dosing setting based on 10ml 2 part dosing
 

Attachments

  • Screenshot_20210914-213106.jpg
    Screenshot_20210914-213106.jpg
    48.9 KB · Views: 13
  • Screenshot_20210914-213031.jpg
    Screenshot_20210914-213031.jpg
    58.9 KB · Views: 11
  • Screenshot_20210914-213003.jpg
    Screenshot_20210914-213003.jpg
    54 KB · Views: 9
  • Screenshot_20210914-212945.jpg
    Screenshot_20210914-212945.jpg
    58.8 KB · Views: 10

Gtinnel

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 20, 2020
Messages
2,733
Reaction score
3,485
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
One thing that I've just started doing with my dos is instead of dosing equal amounts throughout the day, or even allowing it to dos less at night, I've made intervals that start at one trident test and then run until the next trident test. Then if I notice a trend at certain times of the day (which I do) I can adjust the dosage for the interval before that trident test. I still allow for controlled dosing, but I find I'm getting more consistent reading when I setup different intervals with different doses that match what my tank needs.
 

Gtinnel

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Mar 20, 2020
Messages
2,733
Reaction score
3,485
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Thought I read nightmares of people controlling their dos with a trident.
It's not too bad because when you set it up you tell it how much to dose and then it can only increase/decrease the dosage by a certain percentage which you set. It will also have a high and low level that if a test reads beyond either of those limits it will go back to your default dosage.
 
Top Shelf Aquatics

yassir999

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 18, 2021
Messages
465
Reaction score
173
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Discovery bay
It's not too bad because when you set it up you tell it how much to dose and then it can only increase/decrease the dosage by a certain percentage which you set. It will also have a high and low level that if a test reads beyond either of those limits it will go back to your default dosage.
Agreed
 

John08007

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 4, 2019
Messages
901
Reaction score
620
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
If I were you I would do 8 times for the first few days until I see all the numbers consistent with what you set them up to be. Then you can go back down to 4 afterwards
Curious, being a non trident user. Every day this is removing a specific amount of water from the tank. Your ato is then replenishing this with fresh water. Eventually your sg will be off since you are sorta doing half of an auto water change. How much does the trident remove on a daily basis?
 

yassir999

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 18, 2021
Messages
465
Reaction score
173
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Discovery bay
Curious, being a non trident user. Every day this is removing a specific amount of water from the tank. Your ato is then replenishing this with fresh water. Eventually your sg will be off since you are sorta doing half of an auto water change. How much does the trident remove on a daily basis?
Great question! Yes trident will draw water to wast but not enough to change salinity in a 2 weeks span. I was testing 8 times a day and my salinity didn't move from 35ppm till I decided to do a mini water change. 5 gallons in 2 weeks just to be in the safe side.
 
BRS

How long does it take to you to get an inch of acropora growth? (on average)

  • A couple of weeks or less

    Votes: 3 1.3%
  • Up to 1 month

    Votes: 14 6.3%
  • Up to 2 months

    Votes: 22 9.8%
  • Up to 3 months

    Votes: 38 17.0%
  • Up to 6 months

    Votes: 51 22.8%
  • Up to 12 months

    Votes: 16 7.1%
  • 12+ Months

    Votes: 7 3.1%
  • I can't grow acropora

    Votes: 63 28.1%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 10 4.5%
Coral Frenzy
Top